Universe Battles: Big Bang or Big Design?
Big Design Challenges The Big Bang
The Cassini spacecraft was a complex exploratory spacecraft. Its mission was to study Saturn and its rings and moons. One of its many surprising discoveries was observing fountains of water spraying out of it’s icy moon, Enceladus.
Enceladus is supposed to be 4.5 billion years old. If so, how could Enceladus still be geologically active after billions of years? Enceladus provides one of many observable evidences that the solar system has only been in existence for thousands of years.
DNA Battles: Were Adam and Eve Historical?
Empirical Evidence From DNA Overturns Long Ages
The June, 2011 cover article in Christianity Today (CT) lays out several positions for the historicity of Adam and Eve.
Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, started the Biologos Foundation. Biologos is leading the charge for the position that Adam and Eve, if they existed at all, were part of a collective of some 10,000 hominids.
The CT article states, “A Biologos paper by Venema and Falk declares it more flatly: The human population, they say, ‘was definitely never as small as two . . . Our species diverged as a population. The data are absolutely clear on that.’”
But are the data as clear as they state? What has recent research revealed about mitochondrial DNA?
Does recent research on nuclear DNA support evolutionary predictions?